Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command on Monday arrested a housewife, Memunat Salaudeen, for allegedly hiring three men to kidnap her husband.
The wife, who accused her husband of being stingy, was reported to have hired the accomplices — Olayinka Lawal, Asungba Nura and Usman Oluwatoyin — to kidnap her husband and take a ransom from him.
Nemesis, however, caught up with them when the police apprehended the suspects during a stop and search on the Papa-Itori Road.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, said the suspects were apprehended around 6.30pm by a Federal Highway Patrol team, led by Inspector Sunday Imohiosen.
He said the police team accosted the men, who looked suspicious while on a motorcycle.
Oyeyemi said, “While searching them, a cutlass and a new strong rope was recovered from them.
“The team quickly separated them and questioned them individually about their mission in that area with a rope and a cutlass.
“The three of them gave different answers to the question. This further aroused the suspicion of the policemen, who then decided to interrogate them more.
“In the course of interrogation, the three of them confessed that it was a woman who was later identified as Memunat Salaudeen that gave them the sum of N8,000 to buy a cutlass and a rope strong enough to tie a human being.